Apologies in advance....

......but I will have to post a photo whenever a new Amy Butler Limited Edition mannequin is finished. They are just so gorgeous!
Amy's fabrics have really caught my imagination and I'm longing to work with more of them. Not only are her fabrics wonderful but she, reading about her (I don't know her you understand!) is also a lovely lady and a shrewd businesswoman. I now always check that I can use fabrics to sell again and so it was a delight to know that AB thoroughly encourages it! Unlike a certain CK who sent her big London solicitors after me...me a minnow in the world of commerce! More about that another time perhaps.



I've also recently listed this gorgeous vintage c1935 French Stockman mannequin.
I couldn't believe my eyes when, as I removed the damaged Stockman cover, the old newspaper print revealed itself! I've had my fair share of damaged covers on antique mannequins but they rarely reveal such a history beneath. In fact, this is only the second one in my five years of collecting.
Its such a treat to know that this print has finally seen the light in over 80 years of being covered up. The adverts, illustrations and articles are a pleasure to look at and read (even if your French is poor like mine!)
Hope you are having a great weekend, Lucyxx

7 comments

Redwoodhouse said...

Hi Lucy, I love the Amy Butler fabric manniquins,as it happens Friday week I am going to a talk by Amy Butler in my local small town. A friend has a shop there that sells Amy Butler fabrics from the shop and on the net and as she sells so much of Amy's fabrics Amy who is over here on a tour with Rowan wools who she deals with in buisness has agreed to do a talk about her inspiration new collection etc. She did a talk at my friends shop a couple of years ago before she was quite so popular here and Kirsty, my friend said she is a delightful person.
Small world isn't it.
Jan

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Lucy

What a fabulous newsprint find. Have just looked on your website but sadly can't quite afford her at the moment. Such a shame!!

Sue x

Zoe said...

Loving the Amy Butler mannequin.

Hen said...

I met Amy Butler last August at the Quilt Festival at the NEC. My sister and I attended a little talk and slideshow she gave and she really is the most delightful person, just lovely, I eded up showing her photos of my cats on my 'phone! Interestingly enough, her fabric did used to be marked "not for commercial use" but they removed that a few years ago (happily!) Golly, the Cath K thingy sounds shocking. Do spill the beans!
Your AB mannequin is beautiful and congratulations on your magazine appearance, too.
Hen x

Ticking stripes said...

What a wonderful blog! I must check my CK faric to see if it is marked as being for non commercial use only. Never heard of such a thing.

Lucy Loves Fabric said...

Hi Lucy

This is the first time I've visited your blog and it looks lovely!! Your Mannequins are amazing!! I totally agree about how wonderful Amy Butler is! I'm going to be selling her fabric at www.lucylovesfabric.com by the metre by the end of September. Along with other designers. If you like Cath Kidston, a designer I will also be stocking is Tanya Whelan who is very Cath Kidston like and cheaper!!

I'll be visiting your blog more now I've found you.

Take Care,
LLF
x

WendyGK said...

AB lives about 45 minutes from my house. Amazing to see how popular she is on your side of the pond. Also glad to know she is more generous with her designs than "others." Thanks for stopping by to look at my laundry pic. :)

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